World Photography Day: 10 Indian Instagramers You Must Follow
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
– Ansel Adams, Legendary photographer
Truer words have not been spoken. The art of photography has evolved and progressed to great heights – especially in the past couple of decades – but are you aware of its history?
World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process. A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift “Free to the World.”
It came as little surprise to an already-photography-obsessed world when Instagram, launched in 2010, became an instant hit. The app enabled one to share pictures of everything from their meals to vain selfies. It also encouraged a whole new breed of photographers to emerge and existing ones to discover a whole new platform to showcase their body of work – all to connect with a larger audience.
This World Photography Day, we get you 10 Indian Instagramers who’ve given us their own unique glimpses of India.
A veteran photojournalist with a national daily, Anil Sharma has a keen eye for quirky news moments. He also has access to people who inhabit the power corridors of the country giving us a unique look at the who’s who of Indian politics.
Dayanita Singh is more an artist than a photographer. She has a rich body of work spanning the last two decades.
Badani is a regular contributor to Lonely Planet. He is also working on a book on Bombay’s Irani cafés.
Himanshu Khagta spent the last few winters in the inhospitable Spiti area of Himachal Pradesh which remains cut off from the rest of the country when it snows.
Like Anil, Ravi is also a photojournalist with a national daily. His photographs offer a beautifully poignant look at the various facets of Indian life.
Asif Khan’s photographs will captivate a wider audience than most – considering that he captures everything from architecture to travel.
Ayesha’s photographic acumen is interesting, in that she posts short videos on Instagram which are more like moving images.
Ritesh is a Mumbai-based photo editor and writer. Take a look at his very Mumbai-centric array of images.
Naina is a photographer and blogger for luxury and lifestyle brands. She also has a keen eye for street fashion.
Siddhartha is a travel blogger and photographer, skilled at bringing out human interest stories from across the country.
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